Category Archives: Dick Zimmerman

Eubie Blake on the Fourth of July: The Stars and Stripes Forever

This, The Stars and Stripes Forever, is my favorite piece of patriotic and military music It was written by that musical genius John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) leader of the Marine Corps Band. Sousa wrote many other great marches, but this … Continue reading

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Joshua Rifkin — Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag

Thanks to Warner Music Group for the You Tube I remember this LP well. A lot of us who had taken piano lessons in childhood regained an interest in playing piano during the 1970’s. There were organized clubs including the … Continue reading

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Eubie plays Eubie Blake

Thanks to hoffmanjazz for the You Tube This is Eubie Blake, playing a concert in Berlin, Germany in 1972, It was around the same year I saw him live in El Segundo, California at the Old Town Music Hall. For … Continue reading

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